The Desert IndependentTM

Serving Blythe and the Desert Regions of the Southwest Since 2001


Man Arrested After Short Crime Spree From California to Arizona

February 8, 2017

NEEDLES, Calif – On Monday, February 6, at about 2:00 a.m., Adam Dial (age 23 years of Needles) stole a 1996 Chevrolet utility pick-up truck from a residence in Needles. Dial drove the stolen truck to the Shell gas station at 2451 W. Needles Highway in Needles and stole two packs of cigarettes. He then drove into Mohave Valley, Arizona, and committed two commercial burglaries and an armed robbery at the Maverick gas station on Hwy 95. Dial then broke into a car dealership in Bullhead City, Arizona stealing another pick-up truck.

Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station and from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office worked together to apprehend Dial in the city of Needles. Dial was arrested for the vehicle theft and petty theft committed in Needles and was booked in to the Needles Jail where he is being held on $50,000 bond. Additional charges are expected to be filed in Mohave County, Arizona.

Anyone with information pertaining this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Preston at the Colorado River Sheriff’s Station at (760)326-9200.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

 Get San Bernardino County Sheriff’s alerts. Sign up using your email address at

Please read The Desert Independent's Comments Policy before responding.

Contact Us    Advertising    Terms    Comments Policy    Submit an Article    Have a News Idea?

Copyright © 2008-2018 All Rights Reserved, The Desert Independent, LLC